It’s a book . . . It’s a recording . . . No, it’s an app! Short for “application software,” the small programs designed for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are multimedia creations. A combination of text, visual elements, and often, sound, they’re the creations of a new type of author.
Our Journey in the Hospital
Fran Panzella London ’86N, ’91N (MS), a health care education specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona, designed the app to help parents with children in the hospital communicate with their health care team and identify what they need to know before taking their child home. For iPad, iPhone, and Android phone.
Novall Khan ’09, a researcher at Harvard’s Schacter Memory Lab, has developed the stress-reduction app based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation. The app aids users in the observation and awareness of negative thoughts and in letting negative thoughts go. For iPhone.